Every year the new hot Christmas gift changes for children and women. But, not for men. For men, it’s always socks, underwear, dress shirts and tools. Kids toys come and go, but women sometimes get stuck with the new hot gift from 5 years ago every single Christmas.
Remember Pandora? My mom was into them for a while and then, one year, a few of my friends started getting them from their mothers-in-law– just out of the blue. And because they’re charm bracelets and one can never run of charms, you could get a new charm every Christmas until you’re dead.
The most recent episode of “Saturday Night Live” featured this phenomenon and described it perfectly– “at Pandora we take one little fact about your wife and turn it into jewelry.”
“Oh, it’s one of these. A little coffee cup,” the first woman proclaims.
“Yeah, I noticed you wear dresses,” said the next man.
And then, it got real– “I know what job you have and that job is nurse,” followed by, “you like drinking” and “this is a dog.”
And don’t worry– these charms are available for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and birthdays. It’s hard being a woman.